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A Look at Forecasts for the Winter of 2018-2019

Wind sock in the sky

Posted: November 2, 2018

We experienced one of the wettest summers on record this year, with a soggy season filled with postponed picnics and cancelled cookouts. Besides the seemingly constant rain, this past summer’s high heat and humidity made us long for cooler weather. But be careful what you wish for!

The Farmer’s Almanac predicts a “cold and white winter” in the Northeast. However, a forecast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for December through February leans toward a warmer than average winter.

Additionally, the NOAA predicts that El Nino has a 70 to 75 percent chance of developing during the late fall to early winter. According to the forecast, although a weak El Nino is expected, it may still influence the winter season by bringing warmer, drier conditions to parts of the Northern U.S. Conversely, this climate pattern may bring wetter conditions across the southern U.S.

We’re well-prepared

While it’s always interesting to speculate about what winter may bring us, we know the best thing to do is to hope for the best and prepare for the worst. We understand only too well that it’s a fool’s errand to try to out-guess Mother Nature.

We also know that last January’s extreme cold brought some of the lowest, prolonged temperatures in decades. The people you can trust at Wilson Oil and Propane didn’t fail you then, and we’re well prepared to take care of you this winter, no matter what happens in the months ahead.

Remember, if you ever have a no-heat emergency, we are here—with a live person answering the phone 24 hours a day, prompt service no matter what time it is, and skilled technicians.

We’re glad many of our customers rely on Wilson to meet all of their comfort needs—from spring and summer to fall and winter. We thank all of our customers for their faith in us. As always, please contact us if you need our help in any way.